Friday 4 August 2017

Gig Preview: Nikki Iles at Grimsby Jazz, September 6th

We may have just stepped into August, but a jazz promoter's work is never done and venues across the North are spreading the word about their new Autumn programme of live events. Over in Grimsby, Gill Wilde is planning to kick off proceedings with a bang as she hosts the Nikki Iles Trio at the Old Clee Club on September 6th.

Nikki is a musician familiar and well loved by many, but just in case you need reminding...

Playing highlights in the last couple of years have included The Julian Arguelles Octet, The Kenny Wheeler Big Band, Tony Coe and Tina May, , ‘Renga’ with Rufus Reid . The Anglo / Canadian Quartet with Martin Speake,  Anthony Michelli and Duncan Hopkins., trio with Jeff Williams, The Stan Sulzmann Big Band, Joe Locke and Neil Pursey , Claire Martin and Dave Holland in the tribute to Kenny Wheeler at this years London Jazz Festival .  . This year  looks to be a very busy year. Following the success of her trio CD, Hush., recorded  in New York with Rufus Reid and Jeff Williams, she has recently recorded with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler and the London Vocal Project, “Mirrors” on Edition and most recently has seen the release  of the long awaited Printmakers CD “Westerly “ on Basho records with Norma Winstone, Mark Lockheart, Mike Walker , Steve Watts and James Maddren  and “Stardust ‘ (Jellymould) with long–time friend , saxophonist, Stan Sulzmann.

She brings with her to Grimsby Dave Green on double bass and Geoff Simkins on alto saxophone. 

For more information on the rest of the programme and details on how to buy tickets, visit the Grimsby Jazz website.

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